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The entire array of organization through which information is collected and disseminated to the general public.
A form of newspaper publishing in vogue in the late nineteenth century that feature pictures, comics, color, and sensationalized, oversimplified news coverage.
A form of journalism, in vogue in the early twentieth century, concerned with reforming government and business conduct.
The traditional form of mass media, comprising newspapers, magazines, newsletters, and journals.
Technologies, such as the Internet, that blur the line between media sources and create new opportunities for the dissemination of news and other information.
An association of broadcast stations (radio or television) that share programming through a financial arrangement.
An electronic delivery of news gathered by the news service's correspondents and sent to all member organizations.
The collecting, reporting, and analyzing of news content by ordinary individuals.
equal time rule
The rule that requires broadcast stations to sell air time equally to all candidates in a political campaign if they choose to sell it to any.
on the record
Information provided to a journalist that can be released and attributed by name to the source.
New York Times Co. v. Sullivan (1964)
The Supreme Court concluded that "actual malice" must be proved to support a finding of libel against a public figure.
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